ACS monitoring badge is the most cost effective monitoring
solution for dentists, dental assistants, or hospital workers who
work in environments where there is an occupational risk of exposure
to Nitrous Oxide.
||Nitrous Oxide Monitor
According to the research conducted by American Dental
Association, ACS Nitrous Oxide Monitoring badge was the most accurate
Nitrous Oxide monitoring badge available in the market. (data
- Same badge for 15 minute (STEL) or 8 hour sampling (TWA).
- All inclusive Price for Badge, Analysis and Report
- Report by Phone, Fax or email â€“ Original
report by mail.
- Meets OSHA and NIOSH Accuracy Requirements.
- Validated Analytical Methods
- AIHA and New York ELAP Accredited Laboratory-Fully Reviewed
- ACS Vapor Monitors have been used for 30 years in US and many
American Dental Association states:
Nitrous oxide continues to be a valuable agent for the control of
pain and anxiety. However, chronic occupational exposure in dental
offices not using scavenging systems may be associated with possible
deleterious neurological and reproductive effects. This report
outlines recommendations for controlling nitrous oxide exposure that
were made by an expert panel convened by the ADA.
How it works:
The ACS badge sampling involves no liquid and mechanical pumps.
Workers can clip the badge near the breathing zone to measure
personal exposure or place it in a room to measure area
concentration. Record stop time and end time. Mail the badge to ACS
Lab in the envelope provided. The analysis reports are available
within 48 hours after the samples have been received.
Periodic monitoring of personnel and room concentration is
recommended to monitor workers who are exposed to harmful chemicals.
The general OSHA protocol for personal exposure monitoring is to do
two tests more than one week apart. If both results are low, then
periodic testing should be done at intervals no more than one year
apart. In a one-year period each person who is exposed to the
chemical as a regular part of their job should be tested.
Quality Assurance Procedures:
The American Dental Assoc. has done an evaluation of the Nitrous
Oxide Monitor badge. Their data indicates that it meets the accuracy
requirements for personal exposure and room monitoring. Part of the
quality assurance includes laboratory instrument calibration prior to
analysis for field samples. Analysis of Sample
"spike" prior to analysis of field
samples. Maintenance of control chart for calibrations. No analysis
performed if results are out of control by deviation by more than
2ï³ from the average of past results. Analysis of lab
"blank" with each group of field
samples to test for positive bias. Periodic measurement of collection
rate. The collection rate had not significantly changed in at least